Crow: 17 Amazing Crow Facts and Damages that Help You Know Them Well

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Crows come in different sizes. The American crow is said to measure about 18 inches in length. The most common raven is measured about 20 inches in length. A common crow weighs 12 to 50 ounces. Most crows have a distinct long tail with multi-colored bills. The crows also differ from one another regarding voices and sizes. They mostly prefer living in open areas. Some people enjoy crow meat as well.

1. Crows Have the Largest Brain-to-body Ratio of All the Bird Species

Largest brain to body ratio means the weight of brain and body. This roughly estimates the intelligence level of an animal. However, it can turn out to be accurate sometimes. This relationship between brain and body is very linear and interrelated. The brain to the body weight of crow is almost equal to that of great apes. The jet black plumage has the largest brain among all other birds. To your surprise, it is only slightly lower than humans. They are very intelligent and can count up to five numbers. These black birds easily recognize human faces and basic human language. They are also very famous for tool making and innovation.

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Seagull: Complete Guide to Learn about Them(13 Amazing Facts)

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When we hear the name seagull, we perceive a large gray and white bird. They are mostly found near rivers and seas. They comprises of different sizes from small seagulls to the large seagulls’ species. The largest Seagull measures up to 28 inches in length. The smallest seagull is roughly estimated to be 11 inches. These creatures have lengthy longs of pink color.

The small and medium seagulls have legs of pink or black colors. They are very difficult to identify among other creatures. It is observed that during their mating season, their primary plumage color changes. The head feathers color either change in bright white or sometimes dark brown. They body of this great Black-beaked Gull is covered with a layer known as plumage.

Their bodies are very robust, and they have webbed feet. Their beak is bright yellow in color, and it is a bit hooked. The western seagulls live about 33 years, and the herring gull lives about 27 years.

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Three Natural Ways to How to Get Rid of Woodpeckers

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How Do Woodpeckers Make Trouble for Humans?

The woodpeckers create problems for people mainly because of their drumming and drilling activities. These events happen mostly during the spring season. The reason behind this is because both drumming and drilling activities are primarily concerned with their breeding, and territorial actions and both these activities occur during springs. This is the reason we can see woodpeckers active usually during springs. Woodpeckers can irritate humans in various different ways:

Damage outside the window caused by woodpeckers
  • They can drum any metal resonating surface producing an annoying sound that may destroy the peace of your home.
  • They can drill any wooded area located outside of your home to find shelter place. Generally, woodpeckers prefer natural area for breeding. But, they can also spoil fir, and pine too. Sometimes, they also damage attic of your home resulting in a huge loss for your home. Unlike drumming activity, drilling of holes can be observed during fall season too, as they prepare holes to reside during winters.
  • They can also create trouble for humans during searching for their food. They can dig many holes around your home in search of insects present in the wood. This activity can be clearly seen near attic or on windows frames.

To control these problems, it is necessary to stop woodpecker from dwelling in your home as soon as possible. Otherwise, a condition might get worse because their damage is quite tricky to control. The reason behind it is woodpeckers’ territorial habit and their nature of staying at same hole for the whole year. Few woodpecker species like northern flickers, hairy, and downy woodpecker once lived in the home becomes comfortable to live in houses especially those contain exterior woodworks. 

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How to Get Rid of Crows(in Attic, Yard ,and Balcony)

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Crows are the black, jet birds everyone is familiar with. The most common bird is found in all sorts of habitat. These birds are present worldwide in all the continents except Antarctica and some areas of South America. They are the most stubborn and clever birds to deal with. They produce loud and hoarse voices. Their nesting period lasts for up to 35-40 days. Young crows help the mating pairs in protecting the nest and feeding their little crows (new ones). Crow roosts in high numbers are increasing from hundreds to thousands when they are in their nonbreeding phase especially in winters. They usually gather around places with huge food sources and dumped garbage. They are omnivorous by nature and feed on almost everything like nuts, leftover food stuff, small insects and other birds. They live in open places where they can settle on trees and have an ample supply of food.

Issue with CrowsBlack crow with big opened mouth

  • Crows are highly damaging to your crops especially seedlings of corns.
  • They can grab the chicks from the bird’s nest and feed on them.
  • These creatures damage your household stuff and your cars in open space parking lots.
  • They can cause severe diseases like encephalitis (an inflammation of the nervous system), causing drowsiness, headache, and fever which ultimately leads to coma and further death or other respiratory diseases through their feces.
  • Their droppings can encourage the growth of histoplasmosis fungus in the soil which leads to the diseases in people working in places which have an accumulation of these droppings.
  • West Nile virus was also found to be associated with crows when such a crow was infected very few of them survived, and most of them were found dead. People thought that it could spread to humans through a crow but studies were carried out and it was concluded that this virus spreads through mosquito bites which have previously bitten an infected bird.

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Solutions to Get Rid of Pigeons (Naturally and Fast)

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Almost everyone is familiar with pigeons because they can be found in nearly all the parts of the world and share the places with humans as well. Numerous people are fond of keeping and feeding them. However, not everyone is comfortable with the damages caused by them.

These city pigeons like to live in open places as well as landscapes. They do not only cause harm to crops and grains but can be a pain in the neck for the owners of houses and apartment dwellers as well. The droppings of these birds are acidic which can destroy the machinery or metal and can be harmful to the buildings.

Furthermore, there is another reason to get rid of them is the infectious diseases they can cause due to their acidic droppings and dusty feathers. Their fallen feathers and the nesting stuff become the reason of blocked gutters and rainwater pipes. Humans, as well as other birds, can suffer because of pigeons.

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Get Rid of the Pigeons: 14 Home Solutions and Four Precautionary Measures

How to get rid of pigeons

Pigeon are originally cliff-dwelling species that seek their habitat in the open places and landscapes. Therefore, they find a hospitable environment in the cities and towns. There are some sites, which they find suitable for nesting like ledges, under bridges, in the houses, etc.

The suburban areas where trash and scraps are lying everywhere, invite them to hunt food. Pigeons also get the privilege of ancestry and relation with humans, and they are not afraid of people that give them strong homing instincts. So they don’t hesitate to nest in the balconies and other open places where they are attracted by food items and vegetable gardens patio plants.

It’s very convenient for these pesky pigeons to invade a house and build nests in the vents and chimneys because a home provides them all the comforts in all the seasons. Once these noisy creatures enter the place, they start creating nuisance in the house. Their shedding feathers bring a lot of problem with them.

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Dove VS Pigeon: 4 Key Difference and Different Types

Pigeon and dove

When we talk about the difference between dove and pigeon, a general perception comes in mind is that a dove is a cute, peaceful and soft looking white bird while a pigeon is a feral and street bird that can be found in gray, blue, brown colours but not in white colour. Both pigeon and dove are the members of same Columbidae Family, which consists of more than 300 species of birds.

The differences between dove and pigeon

More often both the birds are confused with each other because they share same features like thick and round bodies, short necks, and thin beaks, but in ornithology, pigeon is said to be larger in size and dove are comparatively smaller. “Rock Doves” and “city doves” are the scientific terms used for pigeons. “Squab” is a term utilized for both young doves and pigeons. Both male and female pigeons can feed their babies with their milk.

Four Key Differences

People get confused between dove and pigeon, however, they are two different species and have a few distinguishing features.

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